Juventus 'submit bid' for Liverpool's £51m Europa League-winning target loved by Arne Slot

Liverpool’s ideal first summer signing is worth £40m – and he plays in Serie ALiverpool’s ideal first summer signing is worth £40m – and he plays in Serie A
Liverpool’s ideal first summer signing is worth £40m – and he plays in Serie A | ANP/AFP via Getty Images
The talented midfielder has been a target for Liverpool this season.

Liverpool target Teun Koopmeiners has reportedly been the subject of an opening offer by Juventus.

The Atalanta midfielder has been linked with a move over the course of the season and his stock has risen significantly due to his performances and the Italian club’s Europa League triumph - which included a 3-1 aggregate win over Liverpool.

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Reports in Italy including Gazzetta dello Sport and Calcio Mercato, Juventus have made an opening proposal of €40m base plus €5m in potential bonuses. However, Atalanta want £51m (€60m) to part ways with one of their star men. Previously, Italian newspaper Quotidiano Nazionale linked the Reds with a move and he spoke out about a potential exit last year. “I have indicated to Atalanta that I want to make a move next summer. But there must be something very nice to exchange that for Atalanta.

“My fiancé and I are having a great time in Italy, but I can put up with the rain for some clubs in England! I hope there will be great options that I can think about. And then I hope that Atalanta receives a nice amount for me, because I had a wonderful time there.”

In 2021, the Dutchman departed AZ Alkmaar after earning a strong reputation in the Eredivisie under Slot. However, the 26-year-old is seemingly entering his prime years after producing his best goal scoring season in Italy. 15 goals and seven assists from midfield in 50 games was a great return.

He has also been a key figure for his country and will be an important player for Holland this summer at the European Championships. That could be the perfect opportunity for him to drum up some hype amid interest from multiple clubs and it could even see his value increase if he manages to score or help Holland progress through the tournament.

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